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Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 78, No. 15 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

March 2, 2011 



Celebration of student learning 

LVC students work to be recognized 


Women's Basketball takes the 
Commenwealth Conference 

Page 8 


Sarah Frank '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Lebanon Valley College has 
always been dedicated to the 
college experience: the fun, the 
friends, the late night study ses- 
sions and all the ups and downs 
that constitute this new stage of 
life. But first and foremost aca- 
demics are most important to 
both students and faculty. The 

college mission statement, "to 
become people of broad vision, 
capable of making informed de- 
cisions, and prepared for a life of 
service to others/' perfectly sums 
up the ideals at the very heart of 
this school. 

Those ideals are the reason 
celebrating academic success is 
so important, and the Celebra- 
tion of Student Learning does 
exactly that. Over the span of 
three days, student work from 

almost all of the departments 
will be showcased, exhibited and 
performed at various locations 
around the campus. This mara- 
thon of celebrations will cul- 
minate with the annual awards 
ceremony and awards dinner. It 
is uncertain, however, if the lan- 
guages department, which has 
not yet informed the Deans of- 
fice as to whether or not it will 
be sponsoring an event, will be 
participating. The physical ther- 

apy department also appears to 
be unavailable for the event as 
well, seeing as they will be off 
campus doing clinical rotations 
at the time of the celebration. 

April 26, 27 and 28 have been 
chosen as the reserved days for 
this occasion that found its cre- 
ative gestations in the mind of 
Dr. Michael Green, vice presi- 
dent of academic affairs. Green 

See LEARNING | Page 2 

Did you know LVC has a radio 
station? Learn about WLVC 

Page 4 


Looking for something new to 
eat? We share the recipe for 
Waffles & Ice Cream and other 
fun treats you can make with 
ingredients in the caf 

Page 6 






Arts & Entertainment .... 







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Wig and Buckle reports theft 

Alyssa Bender ' 1 1 


From Thursday, Feb. 17 to Friday, 
Feb. 25, eight LVC students reported 
items stolen from Leedy Theaters 
women's dressing room. In total, $170 
worth of cash and about $60 worth of 
makeup was stolen from the musical 
cast members. 

Assuming they had merely lost or 
misplaced their money, none of the 
girls reported the thefts until Saturday, 
Feb. 26. "I discovered my money was 
missing when I came back to my room 
later that night/' details Carrie Becker 
'14, who had $50 stolen on Feb. 17. 
"I assumed that I misplaced it, and 
searched my bag and my clothes back 
in my room. I didn't report it because I 
thought I had just made a stupid mis- 
take and misplaced it." 

It was not until eight girls had 
money stolen that the cast realized 
thefts had occurred. "The girls started 
talking in the dressing room, and one 
girl mentioned that she was miss- 
ing money. A second girl mentioned 
the same and the whole story sort of 
unraveled from there," explains Jamie 


Latshaw '11, stage manager of Any- 
thing Goes. "It became too coinciden- 
tal when eight different girls reported 
money stolen." 

According to Latshaw, the girls 
reported that the cash was taken 
directly from their wallets located 
in their purses or in various places 
around the dressing room. "Noth- 
ing was locked up because we've 
never had this type of problem be- 
fore," says Latshaw. The downstairs 
door to the Green Room, which is 
normally locked, was left unlocked 
and propped during the rehearsals 
and performances due to the loss of 
sewer lines to the dressing rooms. 
However, even if it had been locked, 
Wig and Buckle advisor Dr. Kevin 
Pry says that after looking into the 
box office theft of $ 1,000 in 2008, it 
was discovered that there are over 
200 people with keys that can ac- 
cess the Mund door. 

"I never thought that any of my 
belongings were unsafe in the Wig 
and Buckle dressing rooms," says 
Becker. "Everyone in the cast and 
crew are friends, and I find it hard 
to believe that anyone could do 
that to their friends." 

Latshaw sees this event as a 
wake-up call to the campus. "I 
think this whole theft shows that 
even though we attend a small 
campus and believe we know ev- 
erybody, terrible things can still 
happen where we least expect it." 

Wig and Buckle has discussed 
closing the doors during show weeks 
as well as the investment in a safe for 
the company to prevent thefts from 
occurring in the future. 

On Feb. 26, the theater com- 
pany reported the events to Public 
Safety, who have been taking mea- 
sures to contact those reporting 

Photo by Alyssa Bender '11 / LA VIE 

items stolen. Latshaw is pleased 
with their response. 

"I think the response from Public 
Safety and LVC Administrators to 
solve this mystery has been phenom- 
enal," she says. "It's great that this is a 
top priority for the aforementioned 
parties; a lot of people were affected 
by this incident, and it's a reassuring 
feeling knowing there are people on 
this campus working to get to the bot- 
tom of this." 

If you have any information about 
this theft, please contact Public Safety 
at ext. 61 11. 

A. BENDER aab003(2) 


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Student Government Update: 2.28.1 1 

Visitor parking j Business Office discussed 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On February 28, Student Gov- 
ernment convened for its sixth 
meeting in order to discuss snow 
concerns on campus, the possi- 
bility of purchasing tickets to the 
NCAA Basketball Championship 
on Friday March 4, visitor park- 
ing requirements, Food Service 
concerns, suggestions about cam- 
pus security, the Handicap Acces- 
sibility Committees future plans, 
student concerns about the Busi- 
ness Office, and the Cystic Fibrosis 

Student Government President 
Ashten O'Brien will meet with 
President MacDonald on Thurs- 
day March 3, in order to discuss 
concerns about campus accessibil- 
ity after snowfall. Residential Life 
was informed of an incident that 
happened last Tuesday after the 
snowstorm that occurred last Mon- 
day night. A male student slipped 
on some ice on a campus sidewalk 
and had another injury on his al- 
ready injured leg. Facilities has 
apologized for the incident. 

SG has approved purchasing for 
students tickets to the NCAA Bas- 
ketball Championship Game that 
will be held on Friday, March 4, if 
student attendance warrants this 

On the topic of visitor parking, 
friends who come to visit students 
must park in the Gold Lot if staying 
overnight on the weekend. Family 
members who come to visit are al- 
lowed to park closer to the dorms, 
but whether the visitor is a friend 
or a family member, he or she must 
still obtain the parking registration 
guest pass from Public Safety. 

On the topic of Food Service, 
SG members have mentioned that 
the cafeteria now offers a variety 
of bread choices, such as pretzel 
buns and ciabiatta, which should 
be available every day. Some Stu- 
dent Government members also 
commented that the cafeteria stops 
making omelets at an inconvenient 
time and that some cafeteria work- 
ers start cleaning up while dinner is 
still open. 

SG members advise students to 
secure their personal belongings, 
such as computers and cars, in light 
of some recent reports of thefts of 

TVs and personal computers. 

President of the Handicap Ac- 
cessibility Task Force Roberto 
Valdes is planning to meet with Dr. 
Yvonne Foster after spring break in 
order to make suggestions about 
possible improvements to campus 
facilities. Valdes is also planning 
to represent the Handicap Acces- 
sibility Task Force at the Social Jus- 
tice Council to be held 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday in the Chapel Building. 
Other social justice and diversity 
awareness groups around campus 
will also have representatives at this 

Director of Student Accounts 
Carrie Skovrinskie asks students 
to e-mail, contact or personally 
meet with her in Humanities 1 10A 
if they have any concerns with the 
Business Office that they would be 
willing to discuss. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Tourna- 
ment will be held on May 1. If 
students wish to learn more about 
the tournament, they can join the 
Facebook group or e-mail Mary 



Learning: Showcasing student achievement 

Continued from Page 1 

will be serving as the Master of 
Ceremonies at the awards din- 
ner and intends to be present at 
the many events and showcases 
scheduled for those days. 

The faculty of each depart- 
ment have the honor of selecting 
the students that will have their 
projects and talents showcased 
in the individual department 

"In our department, indi- 
vidual faculty were asked to rec- 
ommend students, so I looked 
at who had done research proj- 
ects for me in the fall semester 
and asked a few of them if they 
were interested/' comments Dr. 
Rebecca McCoy, of the history 
department. In contrast, Profes- 
sor Bryan Hearsey of the math 

department says, "We consider 
the success of all of our students 
to be our mission. All of our stu- 
dents are possible candidates/' 
The English department has al- 
ready scheduled their particular 
event for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 
April 26, as they plan to high- 
light students from all four of the 
English concentrations (second- 
ary education, literature, com- 
munications and theater). A full 
schedule of events, students and 
presentations will be made avail- 
able to the public before the on- 
set of the event. 

The reason this event is so 
important for both students 
and faculty is that, unlike high 
school, the work that students 
do here is intentionally neither 

useless nor succeeding with- 
out recognition of the success. 
"There is some very impressive 
work being done by students 
at LVC — whether it's scientific 
research or creative writing or 
digital graphics or philosophical 
research papers. We should all 
take time as an academic com- 
munity to salute the meritorious 
work of our students," says Ann 
Damiano, associate dean for aca- 
demic affairs. It is important that 
students are not only recognized 
for their successes but that they 
also have the opportunity to 
share their newfound knowledge 
with the academic community. 



Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate information. To that end, we welcome 
and encourage notification of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an email to 
lavie(5), subject line: Corrections. 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


2-21-11 | Campus 


A theft of a 26" flat panel TV was reported. 

2-22-11 | Campus 


A laptop was reported stolen. 

2-24-11 | Campus 

Hospital Trip 

A suicidal student with a panic attack was taken to the hospital. 

2-25-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A male student was transported to the hospital for a migraine. 

2-25-11 | Campus 

Traffic Accident 

Damage to a vehicle in the Red Lot was reported. 

2-25-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

A telephone caller reported the hazardous walking surface of a slumping 

2-26-11 | Campus 

Narcotic Drug Laws 

A person reported students smoking marijuana. 

2-26-11 | Campus 

Narcotic Drug Laws 

A suspicious smoke smell in a hallway was reported. 

2-26-1 1 | Wig and Buckle Dressing Room 


Money and make up were reported stolen from the Wig and Buckle dress- 
ing room. 

2-27-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A call was received for a student with chest pains and a racing pulse. 

2-27-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

A call was received from a student complaining of chest pains. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

La Vie Collegienne March 2, 2011 3 


Special interest housing serves community 

Jon Leek/ 12 
Kayla Fulfer '12 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Lebanon Valley College encour- 
ages student participation in a wide 
variety of community service and 
volunteer organizations; both on cam- 
pus and off campus. One of the best 
examples of this encouragement is 
with the community service houses 
on LVC s campus. 

Four LVC -owned houses are 
set aside for groups of students 
who will devote a large amount of 
their time during a school year to a 
community service organization of 
their choice. These students have 
to apply and provide a clear plan of 
what charitable organization they 
will work with and how they will 
help these organizations. 

Applications for special interest 
housing for the 2011-2012 school 
year are due March 21. To help you 
decide if or where you want to apply 
here is an overview of the 2010-201 1 
special interest houses: The Mental 
Health House - The Stress Free Zone, 
Habitat for Humanity Hearts for Hai- 
ti and the Friendship House. These 
houses already made a huge impact 
during the fall 20 1 semester and have 
no plans of slowing down. 

This article will detail what the 
four houses have already achieved and 
a sneak peak at what they are planning 
for this semester. 

The Mental Health House- 
The Stress Free Zone 

The Mental Health House - The 
Stress Free Zone is a house that fo- 
cuses on ways to de-stress the campus 
and improve mental health. Dur- 
ing the fall semester the house held 
guided imagery sessions; brought in a 
hypnotist who lead hour-long hypno- 
sis sessions; handed out pre-packaged 
books and hung motivational signs to 
help students eliminate stress. 

So far ; student response to the 
Mental Health House has been 
positive: "We were greatly im- 
pressed with the outcome; and 
many people commented on how 
they felt more relaxed/' Brianna 
Jones; president of the house; says 
in reference to the hypnotist. 

This semester, the Mental Health 
House will have "How to Feng Shui 
Your Place" and relaxation through 
art. Forgiveness Day is another proj- 
ect the house plans to do. 

"This is a day where we are go- 

ing to have people write something 
they are holding a grudge for on 
a piece of paper and then burn it. 
Then we will use the ashes to plant 
a tree/' explains Jones. 

Habitat for Humanity 

The Habitat for Humanity 
House unites students with a com- 
mon interest in eliminating sub- 
standard housing; fostering a sense 
of community and service. The stu- 
dents living in the house volunteer 
with the LVC Habitat for Humanity 
club; which works with the Lebanon 
County Habitat for Humanity. 

The Habitat House members vol- 
unteer on construction sites and help 
in the new Re-Build It store once a 
month. Additionally Habitat helps 
out with the Realtor's Association 
Auction; which benefits the Leba- 
non Habitat for Humanity and holds 
fundraisers and advocacy/ education 
events each semester. 

"[This] semester we have the sec- 
ond annual Act!Speak!Build! week; 
which is a week of advocacy and edu- 
cation about housing issues and what 
Habitat can do to help. The Habitat 
House will also hold a panel discus- 
sion on controversial issues of home- 
lessness and what others can do to 
help/' says Heather Howard T 1, presi- 
dent of the Habitat House. 

The Habitat House has been on 
campus for two years now, first started 
by Khevna Shukla T 1 and Howard in 
2009. Shukla and Howard are also the 
founders of the LVC Habitat for Hu- 
manity chapter. 

Hearts for Haiti 

On an otherwise normal Tuesday 
in January 2010; the lives of every per- 
son in one of the world's poorest na- 
tions; the small island nation of Haiti; 
were forever changed. 

January 12, 2010 at about 4:50 
p.m.; Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magni- 
tude earthquake. The Haitian govern- 
ment estimates over 230,000 people 
were killed while 300 ; 000 people were 
injured as a result of this earthquake. 

A group of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege students weren't really sure 
how they could help; but they knew 
they wanted to. So for the 2010- 
2011 school year ; Kayla Fulfer '12, 
Katerina Seigendall '12 ; Caitlin 
Murphy '12 ; Rachel Armor '13 
and Rachael Hoffman '13 came to- 
gether to form "Hearts for Haiti/' a 
community service house on cam- 
pus. They have made it their mis- 
sion to raise money and awareness 
for this struggling nation. 

By the end of the fall 2010 se- 

mester, the ladies of Hearts for Haiti 
held two yard sales ; a basket raffle at 
a football game ; a build challenge; 
LVC's best dance crew competition 
and had a speaker from the non-profit 
Practical Compassion organization. 
Through these efforts; approximately 
$2;000 has been raised. Through the 
extraordinary support of the LVC stu- 
dent community these fundraising 
efforts have already exceeded Hearts 
for Haiti's initial fundraising goal set 
before the semester. 

The group plans to hold several 
events this semester, including more 
yard sales ; basket raffles and several 
other events still in the planning stage. 

Friendship House 

Friendship House is also organiz- 
ing several charity events for the 2010- 
2011 school year. 

In the fall semester; this house fo- 
cused on the Invisible Children orga- 
nization. The Invisible Children orga- 
nization creates documentaries about 
war-affected children in east Africa in 
an effort to inspire individuals to help 
end the longest running war in Africa. 

The biggest event of the fall se- 
mester was the meal donation event 
held in November. The residents of 
the Friendship House organized this 
event with the help of Metz & Associ- 
ates. As a result of this fundraiser, 495 
students donated their Nov. 23 din- 
ner. A check for $1,212.75 was given 
to the Legacy Scholarship Fund of 
the Invisible Children charity a char- 
ity which hopes to make a change in 
lives of Ugandans. Many people who 
have visited Uganda believe education 
is the key to lasting peace in the region. 
According to The Legacy Scholarship 
Fund website; this scholarship fund 
"[provides] education and mentoring 
to students who otherwise could not 
afford it." 

For the spring semester, the 
Friendship House will be focusing 
on charities associated with Multiple 
Sclerosis; more commonly known 
as MS. Many house members have 
family or friends battling the disease. 
While most of the plans are still in 
the early stages of development; the 
group plans on having a meal plan- 
based fundraiser and to attend the 
MS walk; a nationwide fundraising 
event of the National MS Society 
held April 17 at the Pocono Raceway. 

Information sessions for spe- 
cial interest housing will be held 
Wednesday March 2 at 12 p.m. 
and Thursday March 3 at 5 p.m. 

LVC students 
volunteer for VITA 

Business and economics students file 
taxes for the community 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

More than a dozen students 
from LVC's business and econom- 
ics program have volunteered to 
prepare income tax returns for free 
for eligible residents of the com- 
munity. The Volunteer Income 
Tax Assistance (VITA) program at 
Lebanon Valley is designed to assist 
Lebanon community elderly low- 
income and otherwise disadvan- 
taged taxpayers. This is the fourth 
year that the LVC students have of- 
fered the program. 

The VITA program will run un- 
til April 14. For applicants with an 
income of less than $49 ; 000; ap- 
pointments may be scheduled on 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. by calling 
(717) 867-6054 and leaving a mes- 
sage for the program scheduler. 
Appointments are held in LVC's 
Lynch Memorial Hall; room 120 ; 
in the Department of Business and 
Economics suite. LVC's student 
volunteers work under the direc- 
tion of Brion Smoker; retired prin- 
cipal of Hershey's Smoker Smith 
and Associates. 

The program offers free e-file 
services for both federal and Penn- 

sylvania tax returns; including di- 
rect deposit of refunds; and can 
also help with local taxes. The stu- 
dents specialize in tax credits; such 
as Earned Income and American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
credits. Last year alone ; LVC stu- 
dent volunteers; who are also cer- 
tified IRS tax preparers; filed 132 
free tax returns and secured more 
than $130;000 in refunds for the 
community members. 

The experience has been edu- 
cational and rewarding to the LVC 
student volunteers. According to 
student volunteer Stephen Doll 
'11; a business administration and 
accounting double major; "The 
VITA program allows students to 
complete tax returns for eligible 
individuals in Lebanon and sur- 
rounding counties. VITA provides 
the students experience with in- 
come tax programs as well as an 
increased working knowledge of 
the tax law. As a student who has 
participated in the VITA program 
for three years ; I am grateful for the 
opportunity to put my education 
to practical use. VITA provides stu- 
dents with a sense of pride know- 
ing that we are helping members of 
the community." 


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HJ\ C&ffeehou&e/ V rewrite. 
First Thursday Tazz Series! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:00 PM 


as this incredibly talented jazz pianist plays some 
of his signature pieces. 

A graduate of Berklee college of music, Andy re- 
sides in Mt. Gretna and is a 
frequent performer all around the region. 


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4 La Vie Cqllegienne March 2, 2011 


WLVC finds its voice 

Broadcasting, volunteering, music & more 

Rosemary Bucher '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

College radio stations around 
the country are essential in giving 
students the opportunity to find 
their voice. They also give the music 
industry a medium to get their art- 
ists noticed; which is very important 
for the development of new talent. 
Unfortunately many college radio 
stations in the country have been 
shut down for lack of funding and 
interest. LVC is fortunate enough to 
have a thriving and functional radio 

LVC s student-run radio station, 
WLVC ; features radio shows and 
music of all genres and types. Stu- 
dent DJs can design and run their 
own radio shows ; learning about 
communication and music simulta- 
neously. Radio shows feature every- 
thing from boy bands and bubble 
gum pop to jazz and rock. Listeners 
can tune in by visiting WLVC s web- 

According to the organizations 

constitution and guidelines; its 
purposes include to "promote an 
understanding and appreciation of 
broadcasting/' "provide the com- 
munity with a means of commu- 
nication and entertainment" and 
"provide an opportunity for any 
students of Lebanon Valley College 

contact and received music from ev- 
erywhere from New York to Califor- 
nia; and even Alaska." 

Furman is most concerned about 
the radio stations visibility around 
campus. "I think the biggest change 
in the station since I took over as 
president is the presence we have 

with an interest in radio to gain an 
experience in radio broadcasting." 

WLVC also makes contact with 
several record companies around 
the country receiving music from 
new and upcoming artists. WLVC s 
current president; Erik Furman '12, 
explains that the station has "made 

Sarah Frank '14/ LA VIE 
in the LVC community. The radio 
station can t grow if no one knows 
it exists. I encourage people to put 
up fliers to advertise their shows ; 
and we made fliers with the entire 
schedule to spread around campus. 
My freshman year, the Digital Com- 
munications advisors thought the 

radio station had closed." 

The radio station has been in 
contact with the English depart- 
ment about starting up a book re- 
view themed show. In addition; the 
radio station is looking for sports- 
casters so they can broadcast LVC 
sports events and reach a broader 

"I see the station continuing to 
grow and thrive; and the WLVC 
officers and I are working hard to 
achieve that goal" Furman says. "For 
the future; we plan to continue to be 
more involved in campus events like 
Valleyfest; and we want to attract 
more musicians on our own to per- 
form in the station." 

WLVC also participates in ser- 
vice activities. In the past; Cub 
Scouts and other children have vis- 
ited the radio station to learn about 
broadcasting and recording. 

Students interested in getting 
involved with the radio station can 
e-mail wlvc(o) for more infor- 
mation and opportunities. 

R. BUCHER rlb005(2) 

Radio station 



• Sunday Nite Jazz: 10pm to 12a.mj 


•FUBAR: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
•Tara and Jons Loud and Proud 
Rock Block 7 p.m to 9 p.m. 
•Kouqj and Migsy s Hippie 
versus Hipster Happy Hours: 
10 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

•The Just In Bin: 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. j 
•Electro-Jam Double Header: 
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
•Daves Mildly Eclectic; 
Completely Rad WLVC Radio 
Show: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
•Yippie Jamie s Strictly 
9 p.m. to 1 1 p.m. 


9a.mto 10 a.m. 
• Ro ck Appreciation : 
Sp.m. to 10 p.m. 


•Erica Smith: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
•Big Daddy Krev Variety Show: 
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
•Super Fat Joint Radio Show: 
10 p.m. to 12 a.m. 


•Vinyl Variety Hour: 
8 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. 

r ___________ n 

.Have you ever felf like you are in a situation that is 
in violation of the code that you agreed to when you 
|came to LVC? 

|Are you the victim of abuse based on age, religion, 
race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability? 

If you answered yes to these questions please bring 
lyour concerns to the: 

' LVC Bias Response Team 

IWe are a team of students and faculty that is dedi- 
cated to hearing about these problems and reporting 
them directly to the President of the College. 

'For more information about us and to meet our 
[members, please see the following site: 


ihe Stars 

Justin Roth '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

There are three new clubs on 
campus that have been granted 
probationary club status by Stu- 
dent Government; among them is 
Remember The Stars. 

The purpose of the Remem- 
ber The Stars club is to promote 
awareness on campus of the ex- 
istence of To Write Love On Her 
Arms (TWLOHA) (a non-profit 
Organization dedicated to pre- 
senting hope and finding help for 
people struggling with depres- 
sion, addiction, self-injury and 
suicide) and to get the Lebanon 
Valley College campus involved 
in spreading their vision of hope, 
love, encouragement and inspira- 

President of Remember The 
Stars, Kayla Zimering '14, has 
been volunteering for and pro- 
moting the organization since it 
started in 2006. The vice presi- 
dent of Remember The Stars is 
Dynasty Sepulveda '14. 

Zimering plans on attending 
the MOVE conference in New 
York City in April in order to 
make the Remember The Stars 
club a UChapter, which is an of- 
ficial branch of TWLOHA. For 
more information on the cause 
or the conference, you can go to 
the TWLOHA website at www. 

Remember The Stars is host- 
ing An Evening of Hope, Love and 
Music at MJ s Coffee House on 
March 29 at 9:00 p.m. Come out 
and support Remember The Stars. 

La Vie Collegienne March 2, 2011 5 


One of the last "Lone-Wolf " concerts at MJs 

Andrew Veirtz '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

This Wednesday, March 2 will 
mark one of The Lone-Wolf Proj- 
ect's last shows at MJs Coffee- 

According to The Lone-Wolf 
Projects website, the band is "a 
raucous traveling folk-rock circus 
act under the direction of a fanati- 
cal and slightly disturbed ringmas- 
ter known to many as Phillip Na- 
thaniel Freeman." With Freeman 
about to graduate, a long musical 
journey is about to come to con- 
clusion, and another journey is 
about to begin. 

Freeman got his passion for 
music at a very young age. He de- 

scribes his parents as "genius mu- 
sicians/' and growing up in such a 
household planted the seeds for 
a lifelong pas- 
sion. While 
his parents im- 
parted an ap- 
preciation for 
classical music, 
Freeman s cous- 
in, a member of | 
'90s rock band 
Live, ingrained 
an equal love 
for rock music. 
As he got older, 
a love for bands 

like The Red Hot Chili Peppers 
broadened his musical spectrum. 
"The Chili Peppers are definitely 
a huge influence. They taught me 

the beauty of groove," says Free- 
man. Even rap artists like Eminem 
have had a lasting influence on 

Freeman's musical palette. "[Emi- 
nem] definitely influenced my 
writing style, for sure!" 

It's surprising how much of a 

historical influence there is on The 
Lone-Wolf Project. In particular, 
the period between the end of the 
Civil War and the 1930s 
is of particular interest 
to Freeman, despite the 
suffering people went 
through during this 
time. "Through that suf- 
fering came some of the 
best music out there. 
Those guys inspired my 
love for blues and au- 
thentic, organic sounds." 

So what is a musical 
talent like Freeman go- 
ing to be doing after he 
graduates? The answer might sur- 
prise you: Freeman plans to take 
a year after graduation for service, 
after which music will continue to 

be a lifelong passion. "I'll never 
stop playing music. I'll be on my 
deathbed with a banjo!" 

Whatever the venue, for Free- 
man the best thing about perform- 
ing is being able to make people 
happy with his music, whether it is 
the audience or the musicians he 
chooses to play with him. "It puts 
light in my heart. That's the reason 
I make music, and it's the reason I 
make music with other people. We 
have a blast." 

The Lone-Wolf Project will 
perform at MJ's Coffeehouse 
Wednesday, March 2 at 9 p.m. 
Check out the band's website,, for 
more updates. 



LVC Oscar predictions 

Students were polled about their predicted 
winners of two coveted awards at the 
83rd Academy Awards 


*The King's Speech 


The Social Network 

Best Picture 

Toy Story 3 

*Tom Hooper 
The King's Speech 


*actual winner 

David Fincher 

The Social Network 

Coen Brothers 
12.5) m True Grit 

Darren Aronofsky 

Black Swan 


Best Director 

*actual winner 

GfillMAV 1 ^AftA~ Lese getir scmitg in ^Amnesia: 
WWmBr ***** «• The *«rk Decent' by Andrew Veirt^ 

I am unusually difficult to scare. 
Being a horror movie buff, I've seen 
a lot of scary and disturbing things, 
so I've almost become a little desensi- 
tized to a lot of what I see and play. 

With that said ; Amnesia: The Dark 
Descent made me shriek like a little 
church girl being chased by an axe 

Amnesia is a first-person survival 
horror game developed by Frictional 
Games, a little-known Swedish game 
developer that specializes in survival 
horror. The game was released in 
September 2010 and sold mildly well 
upon its release, but it has gained no- 
where near the notoriety it deserves. 

The game revolves around the 
character of Daniel, a native of Lon- 
don who has woken up inside of the 
Prussian Brennenburg Castle with no 
memory of who he is or what has hap- 
pened. The castle is deserted and be- 
ginning to fall apart, and it is your job 
as the player to uncover Daniel's past. 

The game is played from a first- 
person perspective, but the niftiest 
aspect of Amnesias world is the phys- 
ics engine it employs. The environ- 
ment is not operated and manipulated 
at the push of a button, like so many 
other games. Instead of simply press- 
ing a button to open a door, you must 
click on the door and physically swing 
it open. This has a lot of repercussions 
in a game like this. If you want to 
search a desk, then you have to actu- 
ally open each door to search for ob- 

jects or clues. 

As you traverse Brennenburg 
Castle, you become aware that there is 
something not right about the place. 
Doors seemingly open by themselves, 
there are footsteps creaking on floors 
above you, and strange noises abound. 
And if you are exceptionally unfortu- 
nate, you may encounter one of the 
horrifying creatures that randomly ap- 
pear inside of the castle. You have abso- 
lutely no way to defend yourself against 
any of the dangerous entities you may 
or may not encounter, so the only thing 
you can do is run and hide. 

Also, the castle is really, really dark 
and Daniel needs light to see. You can 
use your lantern, which only has a lim- 
ited amount of oil, which runs out fairly 
quickly, or you can use tinderboxes to 
light torches randomly placed on the 
walls. But this makes you more vulner- 
able to be sighted by a monster, so your 
only option is to hide in the darkness. 

But as Daniel spends time in the 
darkness, he slowly starts to lose his 
sanity. You start to hear this horren- 
dous scratching, scraping sound com- 
ing from the inside of Daniel's skull, 
and your vision may start to warp and 
blur. As you become progressively 
more insane, you might start to hear 
or see bugs crawling across your vi- 
sion, or even hallucinate phantom 
specters attacking you. And the dark- 
ness isn't the only thing that can drive 
you crazy, as seeing unsettling events 
or even looking at one of the monsters 
will greatly decrease Daniel's sanity. 

So all you can do is run away, huddle 
in a corner or hide in a closet and hope 
that the monsters decide not to rip 
you to pieces. 

The atmosphere the game presents 
is unremittingly creepy, and the con- 
stant threat of a monstrous, clanking, 
deformed creature being just around 
the next corner is genuinely the most 
horrifying thing I have experienced in 
a game. And when these creatures do 
find you and chase after you, the game 
requires you to physically open and 
shut every door to block the monster's 
path. Or you might climb into a cup- 
board, and then open the door a slight 
crack to peek out, to see if the coast is 

If you like scary stuff, then Amnesia 
is your game. It is genuinely the scariest 
game I have ever played, partly because 
of its unique gameplay and partly be- 
cause of how much it messes with your 
mind as a player. Of course, this game 
might not be for everyone, because it 
isn't nearly as action-heavy as many 
modern games, but for those with a 
bit of patience and a willingness to play 
games alone in the dark, Amnesia: The 
Dark Descent will scare the wits out of 
you. Buy it now and let's get Frictional 
Games the notoriety they deserve, and 
then we can get more great games like 
this one! 

Amnesia: TheDarkDescent is available 
only for PC through video game retailers or 
over Steam, for about $20. E-mail Andrew 
Veirtz if you have game column ideas at 

6 La Vie Collegienne March 2, 2011 


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OpiniOn&tG(l # It's about time for a women's center 

Mark Rosborough '11 

Contributing Columnist 

On a campus with a student 
body composed of 56 percent fe- 
males, according to U.S. News's 
College Compass, why is it that it 
took Lebanon Valley College un- 
til 2011 to finally open a Women's 
Services and Gender Research 
Center? Though LVC, when 
founded in 1866, accepted females 
into the student body, do we truly 
think that this makes our campus 
exempt from the real-world strug- 
gle for gender equality? After 145 
years of waiting, our campus finally 
has a physical space set-aside for a 
community devoted to the cause of 
gender equality — which goes be- 
yond men and women to include 

individuals of the LGBTQ^ culture 
as well — and the support of indi- 
viduals who simply need a space to 
go or an ear to listen. 

I refuse to believe that people at 
Lebanon Valley simply do not care 
about gender issues. However, I 
would say that I've sensed a loom- 
ing feeling in the student body that 
thinks we really have nothing to 
worry about. And for those that do 
think there is a problem, in the four 
years that I've been a student here, 
this campus has never been open 
and accepting to dialogue that ad- 
dresses sensitive issues like gender. 
When professors hold a sustained 
dialogue to open this forum, the 
only way to get students to attend 
is to make it a class requirement or 
offer extra credit. LVC, do we really 

not care about the social status of 
our community, or are we just too 
lazy to do anything about it? 

Thus, for me, I congratulate all 
of those individuals involved in the 
creation of the WSGRC. Thank- 
fully, our campus finally has seen 
the convergence of students, fac- 
ulty and administration who all are 
convicted by previous lack of sup- 
port for women, and broadly gen- 
der issues, on this campus. Teddi 
Hermes '12, who along with Mary 
Auker '10, led the push by stu- 
dents to see this center to fruition, 
states, "I think that by LVC having 
a Women's Center we are a sending 
a vitally important message to the 
campus community that gender 
equality is something that matters 
to us. While LVC may care about 

these issues, having a Center is a 
visual and physical commitment of 
that concern." It's about time our 
campus stops hiding from such piv- 
otal issues in our world. I know that 
there are many individuals who 
need to start talking about things 
such as gender, and thankfully we 
now have committed space and 
volunteers willing to begin chang- 
ing the tide of this campus. 

Lastly, I must urge the adminis- 
tration to ensure, with the renova- 
tions of Mund, that the WSGRC 
does not go overlooked. This re- 
source is invaluable to the student 
body, and we simply cannot let it 
fall apart after the extremely long 
wait this campus endured before 
its opening. 



La Vie Cqllegienne March 2, 2011 7 


Women's Basketball 

vs. Alvemia, 2/23: W 55-38 
vs. Alvemia, 2/26: W 55-33 

Men's Basketball 

vs. Widener, 2/23: W 58-56 
@ Alvemia, 2/26: L 57-55 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ MAC Indoor Championships, 
February 26: 
Men: 4th place (85 points) 
Women: 3rd place (88.5 points) 
For more results, visit 

Jenn Cronin 
Women's Track & Field 

Senior Jenn 
Cronin won 
gold twice at 
MAC Indoor 
ships in the 
mile and the 
run to earn 
the most 
ing track athlete honors, the first 
Dutchman to do so since Jenn 
Nauss in 1997. 

Jerome Duncan 
Men's Track & Field 

was the 


Wednesday, 3/2 
Women's Lacrosse 

vs. Alvernia, 4 p.m. 

Friday, 3/4 
Men's and Women's Track 

@ ECAC Championships, 
12 p.m. 

Saturday, 3/5 
Men's and Women's Track 

@ ECAC Championships, 
12 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse 

vs. Mount St. Mary's, 1 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse 

@ Goucher, 3 p.m. 

Sunday, 3/6 
Men's Tennis 

@ Baldwin Wallace, 9:30 a.m. 

Women's Tennis 

©Trine, 2 p.m. 

Mens hoops breaks 1 1-game run in CC play 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

After defeating Widner in a 
close 58-56 victory, leading LVC 
to its first Commonwealth Con- 
ference championship since 2004- 
05 season, the top seeded Alvernia 
Crusaders hosted the Lebanon 
Valley Dutchmen in the Com- 
monwealth Conference Champi- 
onship Game on Saturday. With 
the game holding eight ties and six 
lead changes, Alvernia came out 
on top at the end 57-55, bringing 
LVC's 1 1-game winning streak to 
a sudden halt. 

Leading the way for the Dutch- 
men was Joe Meehan '12, who tal- 
lied 21 points. A well-ready and 
tough Alvernia defense held the 
red-hot junior Anthony Traut- 
man to only 11 points. The Cru- 
sader defense limited the Valley to 
shooting 35 percent from the field. 
As the Alvernia offense began siz- 
zling in the second half and shot 
54 percent, it was no match for 

The game swayed back and 
forth, but Lebanon Valley only 
led by as much as three. They took 
that three point lead with just un- 
der 2:00 left in the game, but two 
Alvernia three-pointers kept in 
their favor for the rest of the game. 
Meehan then hit a big jumper, 
but the Crusaders netted two foul 
shots right after. Sophomore Dan- 
ny Brooks answered with another 
jumper, but it only cut the lead to 

Photo courtesy of 
two points, and the game ended 
with a score of 57-55. 

The tournament field for the 
NCAA was announced at 1 p.m. 
on Monday and unfortunately 
LVC missed the cut. However, 
they did earn the No. 1 seed for 
the ECAC South Mens Basket- 
ball Championship. They will host 
Marywood in a first-round game 
Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. 

D. CALLAHAN dpcOO 1 (o) 

Track and field place third and fourth 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

LVC crowned eight individual 
champions at the MAC Indoor 
Championships on Saturday, Feb. 
26 as the women placed third and 
the men placed fourth. 

Senior Track Athlete of the 
Year Jenn Cronin won gold in both 
the mile and the 5,000-meter run 
to earn most outstanding track 
athlete honors. She was the first 
Dutchman to win the award since 

Placing first and second in the 
event on the women's side were 
Messiah (103.5 points) and Eliz- 
abethtown (98.5 points) while 
the men were defeated by Wid- 
ener (112 points), DeSales (108 
points) and Elizabethtown (90 

Jerome Duncan '12 was the 
meet s highest scorer as he won the 
55-hurdles and 200-meter dash to 
exit with silver in the pentathlon. 

Sophomore Alisha Farrell reset 
her MAC record in the pentath- 
lon with 3,017 points and earned 
bronze medals in the pole vault 
and the long jump. 

Weight throw and shot put 
were won by seniors Zach Bleiler 
and Andrew Scott. 

Cynthia Adams '14 won the 
800-meter run to reset the oldest 
LVC indoor record. 

Bronze medals were won by 
three of the women's relays, the 
4x200, 4x400, and 4x800. Johanna 
Walker '12 added a silver in the 

Caleb Wiley '13 recorded 
6.68m in the long jump, taking 
second while freshmen Joey Miller 
and Michael Weir took bronze in 

the triple jump and pole vault, re- 

Three individuals and two re- 
lays secured spots for this week- 
end's ECAC Championships in 
New York City, including Scott 
in shot put, Adams in the 800m, 
Farrell in the long jump, and the 
women's 4x200 and 4x800 relays. 

The Dutchmen earned 53 all- 
conference spots. Women's first 
team includes Adams, Cronin, 
Walker, Kristin Fitti-Hafer '14, 
Katie Evison '1 1, Jamielyn Samper 
'14, Miranda Klinger '11, Tiffany 

Photos courtesy of 
Frederick '12, Alyssa Miller '14, 
Lauren Johnson '11 and Farrell. 
Events for these individuals can be 
found on 

Rounding out the men's first 
team is Duncan, Weir, Wiley, Mill- 
er, Scott and Bleiler. 

For information on athletes 
reaching second team honors and 
more information on track and 
field results, visit godutchmen. 



LVC: Commonwealth Conference Champs 

The Lady Dutchmen will appear in their second-straight NCAA Tournament 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

After making their fourth- 
consecutive trip to the Common- 
wealth Conference Playoffs, the 
Women's Basketball Team (25-2) 
has finally claimed a Common- 
wealth Conference Champion- 
ship. On Saturday the team de- 
feated Messiah 51-33. 

Prior to the championship 
game, the team matched up with 
Alvernia University in the Com- 
monwealth Conference semifinals 
(Feb. 23). The Dutchmen defeated 
the Crusaders 55-38. 

Renee Fritz T3 led the team 
with 16 points and two blocks, 
while seniors Andrea Hoover (10 
points, 10 assists) and Suzie Noyes 
(10 points, 10 rebounds) each had 
double- doubles. With the win, the 
team advanced to the Common- 
wealth Conference Championship 
for the fourth-straight year. 

The Lady Dutchmen faced rival 
Messiah, who gave the Dutchmen 
their second loss during the regu- 
lar season in a 59-55 heartbreak 
on Feb. 9 in LVC s Fourth Annual 
Pink Game. 

During the Championship 
game against Messiah, LVC held 
the upperhand thoughout the sec- 
ond half by holding Messiah to 
only 18 points while maintaining 

a double digit lead from 17:17 re- 
maining until the end of the game. 

LVC shot 45.5 percent from 
the floor while holding Messiah to 
only 28.9 percent. 

The Dutchmen were led by 
Hoover s 15 points, six assists per- 
formance. She was also named the 
Tournament Most Valuable Player. 
Sophomore Tierney Hiltz added 
14 points, while classmate Liz Bor- 

gia '13 had 1 1 points. Defensively, 
senior Suzie Noyes grabbed seven 
rebounds. Borgia followed with 

The win allowed the team to 
capture their first ever conference 
title. They also received an auto- 
matic bid to the NCAA Tourna- 

The Dutchmen return to the 
NCAA Tournament for the sec- 

ond year in a row where the Dutch- 
men will play Neumann who went 
20-7 this season. The game will be 
played at the Arnold Sports Center 
on Friday, March 4. Tickets for the 
game are $3 for students and se- 
niors and $7 for adults. Tickets for 
children under two are free. 

The winner of the game will 
go on to play the winner of Ran- 
dolph-Macon (22-6) and Bridge- 

Photos courtesy 

water State (19-7) on Saturday, 
March 5 again at LVC. Times 
for both games are TBA. Check for time an- 

Last year LVC lost to Medaille 
64-63 in a heartbreaker in the first 



Good luck over break spring sports athletes! 

Spring sports trivia: One year ago.... 

1. After making it to the NCAAs in 2008, this team made program history in 2010 with the teams first win in NCAA play. 

2. After being reinstated to LVC in the 2010 season, this team won their first game of the 2010 season 18-7. 

3. This team finished its spring break trip by defeating Eastern University 8-1. 

4. This team played Mount St. Mary College on Elizabethtown's artificial turf due to an unplayable field in their first game of the season, 
a 14-7 victory for the Dutchmen. 

5. This team began its spring schedule with a 5-4 victory over St. Vincent. 

6. This team went 22-14 overall in the 2010 season and 9-9 in the conference. 

A. Mens Lacrosse 

B. Baseball 

C. Women's Tennis 

D. Softball 

E. Women's Lacrosse 
R Men s Tennis 

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